Wine News: What I’m Reading the week of 1/21/18


Welcome to my weekly roundup of the wine stories that I find of interest on the web. I post them to my magazine on on Flipboard, but for those of you who aren’t Flipboard inclined, here’s everything I’ve strained out of the wine-related muck for the week.

2018 SVB Wine Report Videocast Replay
The annual state of the state.

Becoming a Master of Roussanne
A profile of Maggie Harrison

Richard Kunde, champion of Sonoma County wine, agriculture, dies at 75
Farewell Mr. Rootstock.

Bubbles Along The Willamette: Oregon’s Sparkling Wine Renaissance
More than 40 producers now, apparently.

DRC Winemaker Retires
A name most did not know.

Interview: Perspectives on Whole-Cluster Fermentation
Kelli White asks winemakers about whole cluster.

The Value of Value
Matt Kramer advocates for value wines.

Nebbiolo, the wine equivalent of winter’s woodpile
Mike Dunne on many forms of Nebbiolo.

Goldman’s No. 2 Allegedly Swindled Out of $1.2 Million of Wine by Assistant
Oops. That’s a firing offense for sure.

Kermit Lynch on Terroir and Why Wine Should Be Described in Human Terms
Kermit argues for a return to “comely young thing” as a descriptor

What you need to know about how oak barrels affect wine
Michael Austin pens his version of Barrels 101

Anson: Jesse Katz – Remember the name
Jane Anson profiles the young superstar

This Wine Auction Is Giving All Proceeds to Napa and Sonoma Fire Victims
Bordeaux steps up!

Experience Wine Beyond What’s in Your Glass
Ann Krebiehl says get into the vineyard.

How to Become a Wine Editor
An interview with Ray Isle.

Frantic Buyers Race to Bag Top Burgundy
Small quantities from tough vintages.

Jefford on Monday: Tenants and sharecroppers
Andrew Jefford explains a key aspect of French wine growing.

Wine magazine banned from New Jersey prisons
Is that the Wine Spectator in your pocket, or just a really big shiv?

Legendary Barbaresco Winemaker Bruno Giacosa Dies at 88
One of the greatest of all time.

Tree Huggers: The Tale Behind Italy’s Hot New White
Trebbiano Spoletino is the next thing in Umbria, says Robert Camuto

The History of Wine in 442 Podcasts
Levi Dalton profiled in the New York Times.

Silver Oak is building the state’s most eco-friendly winery
Sounds like quite the project.